SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings

Reduce total cost of ownership with SKF composite housings

SKF Y-bearing units with composite housing 3D rendering
SKF Y-bearing units with composite housings are part of SKF’s extensive line of cost-effective mounted products. These lightweight, ready-to-mount units are particularly well-suited for applications with relatively high speeds, moderate loads and where reliability and minimal maintenance are key factors.

A superior housing

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SKF composite housings are made of a glass fibre reinforced polyamide material (PA6). These lightweight housings resist a variety of chemicals and diluted acids.

Housing highlights are:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Tolerant of high and low temperatures
  • Lightweight
  • Dimensionally interchangeable with cast iron units
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Paintable
  • Recyclable
  • Available with end covers

Relubrication-free units

The sealed Y-bearing is pre-lubricated for the life of the bearing with a lithium/calcium base grease. This long lasting, water-resistant grease combined with the highly effective integral seals and high performance design of appropriately selected SKF Y-bearing units can provide long, reliable service life without the costs and environmental issues of relubrication.

Sealing solutions, bearing designs and materials

Assembled, ready-to-mount, SKF Y-bearing units with a composite housing are available as standard with different Y-bearing designs with different sealing solutions. For an overview of the available combinations, refer to the following tables:

SKF composite housings can be assembled with all appropriately sized SKF Y-bearing designs. This includes all locking methods, all material options (e.g. zinc-coated rings and stainless steel bearings) and all seal options.

Additional information

For additional information about the different Y-bearings including their different locking methods, sealing solutions and materials, refer to section Y-bearings (→ Designs and variants, product table).
For additional information about Y-bearing units depending on the housing shape, refer to:
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